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FORMALDEHYDE GAS INACTIVATION OF BACILLUS ANTHRACIS, BACILLUS SUBTILIS AND GEOBACILLUS STEAROTHERMOPHILUS SPORES ON INDOOR SURFACE MATERIALS.

Citation:

ROGERS, J. V., Y. W. CHOI, W. R. RICHTER, D. C. RUDNICKI, D. W. JOSEPH, C. SABOURIN, M. C. TAYLOR, AND JOHN C.S. CHANG. FORMALDEHYDE GAS INACTIVATION OF BACILLUS ANTHRACIS, BACILLUS SUBTILIS AND GEOBACILLUS STEAROTHERMOPHILUS SPORES ON INDOOR SURFACE MATERIALS. JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, 103(4):1104-1112, (2007).

Impact/Purpose:

Journal Article

Description:

Research evaluated the decontamination of Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus subtilis, and Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores on indoor surface material using formaldehyde gas. Spores were dried on seven types of indoor surfaces and exposed to 1100 ppm formaldehyde gas for 10 hr. Formaldehyde exposure significantly decreased spores on all test materials, but there were significant differences in effectiveness between spore types.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 10/01/2007
Record Last Revised: 12/13/2007
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 138625

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

INDOOR ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT BRANCH